Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quickies: Morning Noon & Night Cocktail Challenge

I came across the invitation for the Quickies: Morning Noon & Night Cocktail Challenge and knew I needed to come up with something really good to enter. That is the challenge, isn't it.

On the Quickies On The Dinner Table home page Denise offers a bit of humor about the name of her site and Internet searches gone awry. While my first idea for a drink was a play off of this theme, it didn't end up being the best one. More on that at the end of the post. Be sure and take a spin through the Quickies site. You'll find inspiration for many things there.

Lazaro Cooks! is co-hosting this event. I found Lazaro's blog through Natasha at the 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures blog. Make sure you take a tour there as well. The photos, recipes and insights are well worth it.

My official contest entry is called a "Dirty Orange Soda". Margot loved this when I made it and her intuition about my creations is not to be disregarded.

Dirty Orange Soda

4 oz orange juice
1 oz mango vodka
1 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau
splash of blood orange bitters
club soda
orange wedge

Mix the first five ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Pour into a highball glass. Top off the glass with club soda and garnish with an orange wedge.

The picture below is one of those unexpected outcomes from a typical photo editing technique. Ordinarily I might have undone the effect and tried something else, but it looks pretty cool so I am going to go with it.



My original drink idea was a drink called the "On The Wet Spot" and was a spin on a "Between The Sheets". Denise, I hope you enjoy what turns out to be a pretty funny joke following your lead.

On The Wet Spot

1 oz dark rum
1 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Applejack
1/2 oz apricot brandy
splash of lemon juice
4 drops Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well and strain into a rocks glass.


Torviewtoronto said...

lovely picture

Unknown said...

This challenge is perfect for you! Love the Dirty Orange Soda--sounds like a winner. That photo came out looking really cool!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

I have to agree with Marisa - this challenge seems tailor made for you Jason LOL Always glad to inspire ;)

I love the sound and vibe of your cocktail, and that photo really is pretty cool!

Thanks again for adding your spark to our little shindig!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Almost forgot - thanks for the very nice little plug on our blogs :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

I love orange about a scoop of vanilla ice cream in this cocktail?

Kate said...

Hope you submit that photo to all the photo sites - it's gorgeous! Kate

Jason Phelps said...

As always great comments from FB friends. I am really enjoying the mixology, but I am thinking I need to strike a slightly more balanced tone. I want to do more with food and beverage pairing and so I will. Not less of anything perse, bu tmore of everything!!!


Brian Samuels Photography said...

My head hurts just thinking about these cocktails... but maybe it's because I'm wicked hungover right now. They do sound mighty tasty!


YUM! I just saw this on quickies and had to come check it out! A strong competitor!

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